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Hands-on Weaving Presentation

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March 20 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


One of Circe’s prized possessions was her loom, a gift from Daedelus. Weaving provided Circe a creative outlet as well as a means to make cloth. Meanwhile Penelope used her loom to both weave and “unweave” her work each night, stalling her suitors and keeping her husband Odysseus alive.

In this hands-on on presentation, you will learn about both simple and complex weave structures and the looms that still create cloth today. At the end of the presentation you will have an opportunity to try your hand at some simple weaving or maybe even, like Penelope, “unweaving.”

About the Presenters:
Debby Brady has owned Twist Knitting and Spinning in Lahaska, Pennsylvania, since it opened in 2005. Specializing in knitting, spinning, and weaving, the shop is one of the few left in the region to cater to fiber enthusiasts. Debby’s love of fiber arts began when she learned to knit at a very young age on her family farm where she still lives with her family, horses, sheep dogs, and occasionally a llama or two. Before opening the shop, Debby was home with her children and taught high school math at a local private school. She spent her twenties in Colorado, never far from horses, sheep and cattle.

Elizabeth Ator learned to crochet, sew and knit as a child, but it wasn’t until her own children were grown and flown that she found her true passion – weaving. Twist owner Debby Brady taught her to weave in 2010 and she hasn’t stopped since. She still finds time for knitting and a little spinning, but most often these days you’ll find her at the loom.

This event is part of the 2024 NEA Big Read – an initiative designed to broaden our imaginations and understanding of our world, our neighbors, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. The featured book Circe by Madeline Miller retells a Greek story from the eponymous heroine’s point of view, giving voice to a lesser goddess of Homer’s The Odyssey. Please visit for a full calendar of events and more information.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.


March 20
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Pennington Public Library
30 N. Main St.
Pennington, 08534
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